Kirkcudbright, Castle Street, Maclellan's Castle

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Alternative Names Mclellan's Castle; Maclellan's House; Maclellan's Castle; Kirkcudbright Castle; Kirkcudbright Harbour, Castle
Site Type CASTLE, FORTIFIED HOUSE
Canmore ID 64065
Site Number NX65SE 28
NGR NX 68237 51068
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish KIRKCUDBRIGHT
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District STEWARTRY
Former County KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

NX65SE 28 68237 51068

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

Edinburgh Public Library.
James Grant's Sketch Books in M.S.S. Nos 320 and 321 - 6 drawings

Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Country Life, Aug 1st, 1947, p22, photograph and article

Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

NX65SE 28 68237 51068.

(NX 6823 5106) Kirkcudbright Castle (NR)
(In Ruins) AD 1582.
OS 25" map (1893-4)

Maclellan's House, or Kirkcudbright Castle, is an excellent example of 16th century domestic architecture built in 1582 by Sir Thomas Maclellan. The modified L-shape building is four storeys high with two additional attics.
RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

Maclellan's Castle, a ruin since 1752 is scheduled.
V G Childe and W D Simpson 1954

Maclellan's House stands on the site of the convent of Greyfriars which, being in ruins, was in 1569 granted to Sir Thomas (but see NX65SE 41 - Friary - site of).
D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887

The ruined building is as described above; it is known as Maclellan's Castle.
Visited by OS (EGC) 8 February 1965

 
Books and References

Childe and Simpson, V G and W D (1954) Illustrated guide to ancient monuments in the ownership or guardianship of The Ministry of Works: volume vi: Scotland, Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.6, 96 Held at RCAHMS D.20.ANC.R

Coventry, M (2008) Castles of the Clans: the strongholds and seats of 750 Scottish families and clans, Musselburgh
Page(s): 158,309,416 Held at RCAHMS F.5.21.COV

Edinburgh Architectural Association (1887-1894) 'Edinburgh Architectural Association',, New Sketch Book. 2v. Edinburgh
Held at RCAHMS D.2.L.R

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